Public Health Competency Handbook

TABLE OF CONTENTS  |  Part 1  |  Part 2  |  Part 3  |  Part 4

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

INTRODUCTION

About This Handbook Download .pdf
How To Use This Handbook Download .pdf

PART 1—WHY THIS? WHY NOW?

Competencies Download .pdf
Overview Download .pdf
How We Got Here
Changing Roles and Functions
Assumptions
Coming Full Circle . . . and Then Some Download .pdf
Primary Focus Is on Health
Focus: The Preferred Future
Focus: Population Health
Primary Strategy Is Prevention
Strategy: Utilizing Assets and Opportunities
Strategy: Proactive Planning
Guiding Principle: Systems/Community
Guiding Principle: Partnership and Collaboration
Guiding Principle: Empowerment
Public Health in Transition
Essential Public Health Services
Organizational Systems Matrix
Community Engagement Matrix
Benchmarking Best Practices Download .pdf
Essential Public Health Services: A Real-time Example
How Would You Describe a High-Performing Public Health Organization?
Notes and Considerations: A Reality Check
Current Work Expectations and the Changing Public Health System
How Are Competencies Related to Performance?
Relating Organizational Competency Areas to the
.   Essential Public Health Services Download .pdf
A Real Fantasy?
Journey with a Roadmap Download .pdf
Appendix 1-A — How Did We Get Here?: The Applied Research – Study Study Instrument (1995-96)
Appendix 1-B — Proactive Organizational Change: Assessing Critical Success Factors
Appendix 1-C — Abridged Draft Local Public System Performance Standards
Appendix 1-D — Healthy People 2010: Public Health Infrastructure Objectives

Supplemental Materials...
• Public Health in America;
• Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP);
• National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPSP) and Partners

Why This?
Why Now?

A discussion of the forces affecting public health today, why and how the competencies were identified, and the reasons why organizational competencies are critical to public health system performance.